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Poster: quigs Date: Jun 26, 2009 8:57pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Men into Space

Here's something to make you grind your teeth: season 1 of Star Trek is P.D. BUT the music, costumes, set design, and character are still copyrighted owned by Paramount; reason, they still making MONEY off it and so they will not release it. BUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMER!

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jun 27, 2009 12:51am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Men into Space

The theme music is copyright. But the other elements (set design, cahracters and costumes) are protected by trademarks. This is a roundabout way of prolonging (or reclaiming) copyright in works. Trademarks can be perpetual as long as the owner keeps using them and the US is one of the few countries that extends trademark protection to purely non-commercial uses. This effects fan created works, as well, even if they fall into the realm of parody.